- Growing the Beard: Season 2 had a new Theme Tune, a gussied-up set, and a hostess. It also changed the million from $40,000 a year for 25 years to over $36,000 a year for 25 years plus two cars, twenty round-trip tickets to anywhere in America, three complete rooms of furniture, and an outdoor spa.
- Heartwarming Moments: Upon one couple winning the million, their young daughter told Lange "I don't care, I just want my mommy to have her dream."
- Moment of Awesome: Any time the million was won.
- Sophomore Slump: Season 2, as all the cosmetic changes couldn't cover up the fact that they were still playing a very normal word game.
YMMV / The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime